Paris St Germain will look to keep the momentum going from their midweek victory over RB Leipzig when they welcome Bordeaux to the Parc des Princes for Saturday’s Ligue 1 encounter. Similarly, they are also aiming to build on an impressive win as they overcame Rennes 1-0 in their most recent domestic outing.
PSG had amassed an eight-game winning run in the top flight before last weekend – with Tuchel’s men scoring 26 goals and conceding just once in that time – but the injury-hit champions suffered a second-half capitulation against Monaco as Les Monegasques came out of a pulsating encounter as the victors by three goals to two.
PSG put the loss behind their back athey experienced during the weekend and went on to defeat German side, RB Leipzig in the Uefa Champions League encounter on Tuesday night, after Neymar converted from the spot at the early stage of the match.
Tuchel’s men would be looking to extend their lead on the log as they start the bid for yet another Ligue 1 title this campaign having dominated for years back.
Marquinhos and Paredes didn’t feature during the tie against Monaco, but are back in contention to start against Bordeaux on Saturday. Tuchel would be hoping to involve Herrera after suffering knock during training session.
Bordeaux on the other hand defeated Rennes at Roanzhon Park, after Ben Arfa found the back of the net at the 37minutes and held unto the last minutes to claim the vital three points.
Les Girondins, who currently sit 12th spot in the table, are winless against PSG since the 2014-15 campaign – with the champions triumphing 4-3 in a thriller at the Parc des Princes last season.
Diallo’s red card against Monaco has ruled him out of this forthcoming match, but Presnel Kimpembe is available despite missing the win over Leipzig through a suspension. Julian Draxler, Gueye and Icardi are absentee for this tie.
In contrast, Bordeaux a short of injury concerns, with defender Mexer the only one nursing hamstring injury in the treatment room.
Despite a big game awaiting PSG next week in the UCL, the home team is expected to field a mixture of young and experienced players. The Parisians remain the top choice.